10th International Workshop on
Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Science
15-16 October, 2013 - Workshop
17 October, 2013 - Tutorials
CIRM, Marseille, France
Scope of the workshop:
The aim of this workshop is to foster interactions among researchers and practitioners in Natural Language Processing (NLP) by taking a Cognitive Science perspective. What characterises this kind of approach is the fact that NLP is considered from various viewpoints (linguistics, psychology, neurosciences, artificial intelligence,...), and that a deliberate effort is made to reconcile or integrate them into a coherent whole.
We believe that this is necessary, as the modelling of the process is simply too complex to be addressed by a single discipline. No matter whether we deal with a natural or artificial system (people or computers) or a combination of both (interactive NLP), systems rely on many types of very different knowledge sources. Hence, strategies vary considerably depending on the person (novice, expert), on the available knowledge (internal and external), and on the nature of the information processor: human, machines or both (human-machine communication).The problem we are confronted with and the spirit of the workshop can fairly well be captured via the following two quotations :
This kind of workshop provides an excellent opportunity to get closer to these goals. Encouraging cross-fertilization it may possibly lead to the creation of true semiotic extensions, i.e. the development of brain inspired (or brain compatible) cognitive systems.
10th time that NLPCS takes place we have decided to add tutorials
celebrate this special event. There will be three lectures demonstrating cognitive science either
theoretical or practical point of view.
Since the conference room can
accommodate 50 participants at the most, it would be good for us to know
want to attend these tutorials. So, please express your intention via the following registration form.